At present, the school has a first level discipline doctoral degree program of control science and control engineering, 4 second level discipline doctoral degree programs (control theory and control engineering, systems engineering, pattern recognition and intelligence systems, detection technology and automation devices), 5 second level discipline master degree programs, as well as the Center for Post-Doctoral Studies on Control Science and Engineering. The discipline on control theory and control engineering was authorized as the Key Discipline of Guangdong Province, China. In 2009, the Automation Specialty was awarded State Level Feature Specialty,
Now, the school has a team of high-level and professional lecturers. Totally there are 95 staffs in the school, including two jointly appointed academician (one from Chinese Academy of Sciences and the other from Chinese Academy of Engineering), one Recruitment Program of Global Experts Professor (Organization Ministry of the CPC Central Committee, China), two Chang Jiang Scholars Program Professors, and two professors supported by National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars. The school has 17 professors, 19 associate professors, 3 senior engineers, and 99 percent of the lecturers have doctorate degree.
At present, the school holds a provincial leading position in academic research and industrial technology in automation and control. The major areas include (1) modeling of complex systems, control and optimization; (2) comprehensive analysis of control systems; (3) pattern recognition; (4) brain-computer interfaces and brain information processing; (5) intelligent detection and intelligent Control; (6) intelligent monitoring and fault prediction of industrial process; (7) motion control and real-time Control based on network; (8) numerical control machine and embedded systems; (9) intelligent medical devices. As an important base of practical training for students, the school has set up a
In the areas of scientific research, our staffs have undertaken many projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, MOE of China, the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province, the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, as well as cooperative projects with enterprises. Within the recent 3 years, the funds amount to 41 million Yuan in total, and we have published 1100 research papers, with 390 of them being included in the 3 major indexes (SCI, EI, and ISTP). Besides these, we have also achieved 7 national/provincial science and technology awards.
Over the past 50 years, the school has cultivated over 6,000 undergraduates, over 1000 masters, and more than 300 doctors. Graduates from the school have shown their excellence in enterprises, research institutes, universities, business, governments, military forces, etc. The school has become an important cultivation center in control science and engineering in south